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Nationality American
Born b. 1965

Darren Waterston

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Darren Waterston graduated with a BFA from the Otis Art Institute in 1988, having previously studied at the Akademie der Künste and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, both in Germany. His exhibition 'Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined' is currently on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2020
    Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined
    Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

    Darren Waterston: Notes from the Air
    DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

    2019
    Vistas
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Eventide
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    2018
    Ecstatic Landscape
    DC Moore Gallery, NY

    Studio Wall: Some Trees
    DC Moore Gallery, NY

    2017
    Architectonic Forms
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2016
    Topos
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    New Work
    DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

    2015
    Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre
    Freer|Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

    Pavo
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    2014
    Uncertain Beauty
    Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

    Split the Lark
    DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

    Cadence
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    2013
    Ravens and Ruins
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Stabat Mater
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures, Legion of Honor
    Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

    A Compendium of Creatures
    Poet’s House, New York, NY

    2012
    Remote Futures
    DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

    2011
    Forest Eater
    Honolulu Academy of Arts, HI and The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

    Kingdom
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Recent Work
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2010
    Anatomies
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    New Monotypes
    Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA

    2009
    Splendid Grief: Darren Waterston and the Afterlife of Leland Stanford Jr.
    Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, CA

    Recent Paintings and Works on Paper
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Recent Editions
    Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

    2008
    Aurora
    Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Last Days
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    2007
    Parlor
    Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Constellations: Paintings by Darren Waterston and The Flowering (The Fourfold Sense)
    Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

    The Flowering (The Fourfold Sense)
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Fugue
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    2006
    Was and Is Not and Is to Come
    San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA

    Hyle
    Galerie Jan-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France

    2005
    Turning Back In
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    New Paintings
    Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    2004
    Notations
    Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

    Delirium
    Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

    Chimera
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    Thirteen Paintings
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    2003
    Scapes
    Bellevue Arts Museum, WA

    Ghosts
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    Infatuated River
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Works on Paper
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    2002
    Works on Paper
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    New Work
    Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

    New Paintings
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    Recent Paintings
    Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Paintings, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    2001
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    Seven Heavens
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2000
    New Works on Paper
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    Paintings
    Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Through the Arch
    Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

    Monoprints & Works On Paper
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    1999
    Recent Works
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    Recent Paintings
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    In the Reeds and Rushes
    Fresno Art Museum, CA

    1998
    New Works: Paintings and Works on Paper
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    New Paintings
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    New Paintings
    Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    1997
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

    Recent Marshes and Fields
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    KOPAC, Seoul, Korea

    1996
    Recent Paintings
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    1995
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

    Paintings
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Elegies
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    1994
    Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    1993
    Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Paintings
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    1992
    Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Elegies
    Long Beach Museum of Art, CA

    1991
    Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    1990
    Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Fresno Art Museum, CA

     

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2019
    Fear and Wonder: Sublime Landscapes on Paper
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

    2018
    The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour
    Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

    Night Walk
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    Line Up
    DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

    2016
    Boundless Nature: Real and Imagined
    DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

    Art AIDS America
    The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

    Revealed Terrain: The Semantics of Landscape
    The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

    Luscious
    Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, VT

    Bird in Hand
    Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

    2015
    Animal Tales
    The British Library, London, UK

    Alchemy
    DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

    Art AIDS America
    Tacoma Art Museum
    , Tacoma, WA

    47th Collector’s Show & Sale
    Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

    2014
    Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art
    Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

    Initial Public Offering: New Works from the SJMA’s Permanent Collection
    San Jose Museum of Art, CA

    2013
    The Land Before and After Time
    Accola Griefen Gallery, New York, NY

    The Hogarth Experiment
    Smith Anderson Editions, Palo Alto, CA

    2012
    New Prints: Gallery Artists
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    Beasts of Revelation
    DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

    Eastern Traditions/Western Expressions
    Boise Art Museum, ID

    2011
    Seattle As Collector
    Seattle Art Museum
    , WA

    Wild Kingdom
    School of Art & Design, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

    Never the Same Twice
    DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY

    SUBstainability
    School of Art & Design, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

    2010
    Material Evidence: A Phenomenology of Matter
    Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

    3 + 3
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Calling Beauty
    Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, OH

    Crossing: Falling: Watching: Throwing
    Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

    25th Anniversary Show
    Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Made in the U.S.A.
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    2009
    Altered States: The Collection in Context
    Gatehouse Gallery, di Rosa, Napa, CA

    Work on Paper
    Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

    2008
    15 Year Anniversary Exhibition
    Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

    The Surrealist Impulse: New Acquisitions from the Tacoma Art Museum Collection
    Tacoma Art Museum, WA

    New Acquisitions 2008
    Portland Art Museum, OR

    Fresh Impressionism
    Seattle Art Museum, WA

    2007
    Animal Rites
    David Cunningham Projects, San Francisco, CA

    On Paper
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2006
    Altered Image
    Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

    Natural and Unnatural: Imagining Landscape
    Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

    Extreme Abstraction
    Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France

    Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art
    Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

    Director’s Choice
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Magnolia Editions: Woven Transcriptions
    Fresno Art Museum, CA

    2005
    Director’s Choice: Contemporary Art with Objects from Asia
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Majestic Tapestries of Magnolia Editions: Woven Works by Contemporary Artists
    Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

    2004
    Representing Landscape
    The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA

    Weaving Weft and Warp: Tapestries from Magnolia Editions
    San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA

    The Big Spin
    Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

    Mindscape
    Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

    Neo Mod: Recent Northern California Abstraction
    Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

    2003
    Downtown Stomp Around
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    Darren Waterston & Beatrice Wood: A Personal Alchemy
    Bellevue Arts Museum, WA

    The Great Drawing Show 1550-2003 A.D.
    Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Works on Paper
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2002
    Fifteen – 15th Anniversary Exhibition
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    High Art: Art of the Bank of America Tower
    Bank of America Gallery
    , Seattle, WA

    Sweet & Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Representing Landscape
    University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, CA

    Contemporary American Art
    Embassy of the United States, Vienna, Austria

    2001
    Collector’s Show
    Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

    Amused: Humor in Contemporary Art
    Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Fast Forward
    Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, CA

    Selected Paintings from the Microsoft Collection
    Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, WA

    New Location and Inaugural Exhibition
    Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    2000
    Bluer
    Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

    A Gift of Light and Time
    Bank of America Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Reconstructions: The Imprint of Nature/The Impact of Science
    The Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, NY

    A Lasting Legacy: Recent Additions to the Collection
    Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

    The Next Wave: New Painting in Southern California
    California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

    10
    Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

    Recent Inventory Additions
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Distant Echoes
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    1999
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    The Great Drawing Show, 1550 to 1999
    Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Brushes with Spirituality: Ethereal Paintings
    Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ

    Botanica: Contemporary Art and the World of Plants
    Tweed Museum ofArt, University of Minnesota Duluth, MN. Traveled to: Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND; University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Carleton College Art Gallery, Northfield, MN; Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA; Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; University Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

    1998
    A-Z Works on Paper
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    The Winter Show
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    Divining Nature
    Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

    Recent Acquisitions and New Work
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Recent Gallery Acquisitions
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    1997
    Distant Bodies
    LA Artcore Art Bank, Los Angeles, CA

    Summer Previews
    Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

    Out of Eden
    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

    West Coast Painting and Sculpture 1997
    Oceanside Museum of Art, CA

    Collector’s Show
    Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

    Contemporary Masters
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Anatomy of a Print
    Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

    1996
    Collector’s Show
    Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

    Summer Show
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    Summer Previews
    Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, BC

    Matters of the Heart
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Master Classes: What classifies an artist as Master?
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    1995
    The Traditional Impulse
    Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Under Glass
    Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

    Metaphors
    Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

    Terrain
    SOMA Gallery, San Diego, CA

    From Nature
    Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    Previews
    Charles Cowles, New York, NY

    Project Exhibit
    Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

    1994
    The Sacred and The Profane
    Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Peaceable Kingdom
    Babcock Galleries, New York, NY

    Flora: In Artists’ Gardens
    San Francisco Community Arts, 400 South Hope Street Associates, Los Angeles, CA

    The Art Cup
    Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Charles Cowles Galler
    y, New York, NY

    1993
    Stealth
    Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA

    School Days
    Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    The Layered Look
    Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA

    The Surface of the Sign
    University Art Gallery, California State University, Chico, CA

    1992
    Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC

    Art and Nature
    Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX

    1991
    Encaustic
    Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA

    LACE Sixth Annual
    Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, CA

    The Edge of Night
    Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA

    1988
    Artworks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    Artist Awards Exhibition
    Otis/Parsons
    , Los Angeles, CA

    Illustration Award Show
    Otis/Parsons, Los Angeles, CA

    Fine Arts Building Small Edition Book Show, Los Angeles, CA

    Foot and Shoe Show
    San Francisco Arts Commissio
    n, San Francisco, CA

    1987
    Books Without Bounds
    Irvine Fine Arts Center
    , CA

    Amnesty International Poster Awards Show, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY

    Art from the Page: Bookworks
    Salem Art Association, OR

    Onyx Café, Los Angeles, CA

  • 1988
    Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
    BFA

    Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

    Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Munster, Germany

  • Achenbach Graphic Arts Council, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
    Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, CA
    Boise Art Museum, ID
    Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA
    The Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
    British Library, London, England
    De Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
    Fresno Art Museum, CA
    The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
    The Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Honolulu Museum of Art, HI
    Knoxville Museum of Art, TN
    Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
    Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT
    Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
    New York Public Library, New York, NY
    Oakland Museum of California, CA
    Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
    Portland Art Museum, OR
    San Jose Museum of Art, CA
    Seattle Art Museum, WA
    Stanford University Library, Stanford, CA
    Tacoma Art Museum, WA
    Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
    Gerald E. Buck Collection, Irvine, California

  • 2005
    Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Umbertide, Italy

    2004
    Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute, CA